We all know that quality rest is essential to function in all areas of life regarding work, school and social obligations. So, why would exercise be any different? When it comes to achieving high-level performance in your fitness goals, recovery is more essential than ever. But, when you’re focused on your gains, it’s easy to push recovery off to the side. In fact, many people feel guilty when they take a day off and go ahead thinking they’re doing themselves a disservice by resting. However, there are many benefits associated with rest and recovery that can help you reach your goals faster. Thankfully, Bayshore Fit is here to ensure you get the workout recovery you need to feel your very best.
What Is Workout Recovery?
Workout recovery is a process focused on the Four R’s: refueling, rehydration, regeneration and resynthesis. This process is necessary for muscles to repair, rebuild, and strengthen while reducing inflammation and restoring the body to homeostasis. For many, incorporating rest days and engaging in active recoveries such as walking or yoga can help maintain a better balance between home, work, and fitness goals. On average, the optimal rest time is anywhere between 48-72 hours for worked muscles to adequately recover.
Benefits of Workout Recovery
By granting your body ample time to rest and recover, you’re setting yourself up for long-term success. Workout recovery allows the body time to strengthen between physical activities while increasing overall performance and preventing injury. The benefits are seen in a variety of ways, including:
Helps Overcome Adaptation
Adaptation is known as your body’s physiological response to training through repeat exposure. The principle of adaptation states that when the body undergoes the stress of physical exercise, it adapts and becomes more efficient. However, there are limits to how much stress the body can tolerate before it suffers injury. Doing too much work too quickly will result in injury or muscle damage. So, allowing the body to recover adequately will ensure you reap the benefits of exercise without the crash.
Exercise depletes the body’s energy stores while also causing muscle tissue to break down. So, adequate muscle recovery time allows the body to “fix” both by replenishing energy stores and repairing damaged tissues to avoid muscle soreness and pain.
Overtraining is relatively common throughout the fitness community; it’s easy to overtrain your body with too little rest and too few recovery days. While this may not sound detrimental to your health, the consequences of overtraining are vast. Research has found that overtraining can lead to increased body fat, dehydration, decreased mood and low energy levels. So give yourself the rest you deserve and feel the difference.
Recovery is just that – a chance to recover. Workout recovery gives both your mind and body a break and promotes balance in all areas of life. Taking a rest day provides you with a chance to focus on other areas of life while also giving your body the time it needs to recover from your workout.
Tools for Workout Recovery at Bayshore Fit
The ultimate recovery experience can be found at Bayshore Fit! Our new location will include a variety of tools to help you recover faster and stronger so you can reach your goals.
NormaTec Compression Therapy is an innovative recovery system that supports recovery through compression. This all-new recovery technology will help you to relax and recover faster while increasing circulation, reducing inflammation, removing toxins and increasing range of motion and flexibility.
HyperVolt guns help to reach that hard-to-reach place when it comes to muscle soreness and stiffness. The percussion massage gun helps to relieve muscle pain, increase range of motion, circulation and blood flow. It is ideal for both warm ups and cool downs as it primes the body for a tough workout and helps return oxygen to your muscles afterward.
When it comes to recovery, the benefits of an infrared sauna are many. Implement the sauna into your recovery days and enjoy ample muscle rejuvenation by increasing blood circulation and carrying oxygen-rich blood to the oxygen-depleted muscles. The heat allows muscles to relax better, thus relieving muscle tension while also granting better sleep, improved circulation and joint pain relief.
Recover Smarter at Bayshore Fit
Here at Bayshore Fit, we believe exercise recovery is as essential as exercise itself. That’s why we provide the tools you need to reach your goals and recover. So be sure to visit our new Gandy Location (coming soon) for all your recovery needs! Lock in your pre-sale rates before we open here or contact us to start your fitness journey today!